Sister Basilia Center Residence
The Residence provides a combination of care to our clients. The residential home is for persons with an intellectual disability, a home away from home, providing guidance, love and security for those who reside there.
There is a total care group, where clients receive full assistance in all of their ADL (activities of daily living) and a guided living group, where clients prepare themselves to live semi-independently, by learning how to do daily chores, personal hygiene and finding their way in the community. During weekdays our residential clients will participate in the program from the Day Activity Center.
A referral letter from the treating physician/ specialist
A letter by an independent psychiatrist, psychologist or doctor stating that the client has an intellectual disability (the potential client must have at least a two-year developmental delay in 2 or more of the following areas: cognitive, motoric, communication, social development, self-reliance).
Copy of valid Sint Maarten ID card or copy of proof of registration from Census (not older than six months)
Copy of valid health insurance
Copy of residence permit (if applicable)
Letter of last attended school (if applicable)
Medical history letter from general practitioner or involved specialist
Additional preferred documents (if available):
Report(s) from all paramedical specialist involved (for example physical therapist, occupational therapist, behavior specialist, speech therapist)
Psychological assessment report with level of functioning
Psychiatric report (if applicable)
These documents can be emailed or delivered to our Social Worker, Sheila Philips via email:
After the documents are received, our social worker will meet with the client and family and will discuss the possibilities of the Residence. The AVBZ care request form is completed by the social worked and send to the AVBZ indication committee along with the required documents and the report of the social worker. Once the admission is approved and there is a space open at the Residence, the admission date is planned. If there is no space open, the client is placed on the waiting list.